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    Default Well and pump input

    I'm getting ready to run water to a nearly finished home. Please see updated post
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    Any pump you put in that well is going to need a 2 or 3 GPM Dole valve or ball valve choking it back to keep from pumping the well dry. So you could use the pump you have now, just need to reduce its flow to less than 3 GPM. Or you could use that deep well pump in the cistern to pump water to the house and get a new 5 GPM, 1/2 HP to put in the well. The 1/2 HP AY McDonald you mentioned will not give more than 50 PSI. You need to run at 60/80 to get 70 PSI to the house, since you want 55 PSI and you have 40' rise, which equals 70 PSI. Oh, and you only need a 4.4 gallon pressure tank if you use a CSV.
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    I would put a submersible with a sleeve into the cistern and protect it with a Cycle Sensor http://cyclestopvalves.com/prod_sensor_geninfo.html or a ESP15/99 http://cyclestopvalves.com/pdf/eps1599_brochure.pdf just in case you you empty the cistern. I agree with the small pressure tank and CSV as Cary suggests.

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    Thanks for the input......

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